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Report - Malta Mix of shots -2009

Discussion in 'European and International Sites' started by zerocool, Dec 24, 2009.

  1. zerocool

    zerocool disco legs all the way :)
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    Ok the first images from me in the last 3 months or so but i hope you enjoy them..

    The first images are from the Royal Naval Hospital Bighi.
    Some info on the hospital and it's role on malta.

    RNH Bighi, also known as Bighi Hospital, was a major naval hospital located in the small town of Kalkara on the island of Malta. It served the eastern Mediterranean in the 19th and 20th centuries and, in conjunction with the with the RN Memorial Hospital at Imtarfa, contributed to the nursing and medical care of casualties whenever hostilities occurred in the Mediterranean.

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    Fort Rinella:
    British Royal Engineers built Fort Rinella between 1878 and 1886 at a time when the Islands were threatened by the supremacy of the Italian navy. The fort was therefore equipped with a massive 100-ton gun as a coastal battery, designed to become the world’s largest cannon

    The gun, still on show at Fort Rinella, has a barrel almost 10-metres long and could fire a one-ton shell about three miles.

    During WW2, the fort served as a coastal watching point for the British forces.

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    Also from the fort you can see into the film studio next door and this was sat there :D the sub from U571

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    And just a Gif i made of the saluting battery in Valetta.
    The Old Saluting Battery stands on the lower part of the St. Peter and St. Paul Bastion. Originally built in the 16th century, it remained in continuous use up to 1960. The battery functioned as a master time keeper, as the gun shots at sunrise and sunset marked the beginning and end of the working day, as well as the opening or closing of the town gates.

    The noon gun was fired to signal to mariners in the harbour the exact hour of mid-day, which was necessary for the regulation of watches on board ships for accurate navigation. The Saluting Battery was restored in 2005, complete with eleven original British 24-pounder cannons from the mid-late 19th century and volunteers dressed in uniforms of the time, representing the Royal Malta Artillery.

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    i hope you enjoyed the photos :thumb
     

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